Many well known technices can be used during the build of this panel. We have already built a single needle gauge and the annunciators. But you discover always something new or get the chance to improve something.
I found a new workflow to disign my panels in Fusion 360 and export all the cut files from there. And I designes a jig that can help me to glue my annunciators together so that the two parts are always aligned perfectly.
And a knew push button type had to be designed. This wasn't as difficult as supposed. I modeled all used components in Fusion and was able to test if everything fitted together before I started the first print. I can only recommend this way of designing a panel. Especially when you have many components that could collide with each other or your finished produkt has to fit in an exact opening.
- 3mm transparent and white acrylic
- 1 big ON-OFF switch
- 2 12 mm push buttons
- 1 black switch guard
- 5 orange annunciators
- 1 servo motor
- gears 28 teeth and 13 teeth
- 1 4 mm acrylic rod
- 8 40 mm hex stand offs
- 6 15 mm hex stand offs
- 2 warm white LEDs
- 2 orange LEDs
- LED stripes for backlighting mounted on a HDF plate
- 3mm HDF plate
The following file contains all the needed files to cut out and engrave your own panel as well as the 3D print file for the push button.